In my lifetime of football experience with Liverpool, I have played with, treated, coached and managed a host of great players and it has always been a temptation for me - and others - to choose my best all-time team. I now succumb to the temptation and commit this 4-2-4 line-up to print:
Ray Clemence Phil Neal Mark Lawrenson
Ron Yeats Emlyn Hughes Kenny Dalglish
Graeme Souness Ian Callaghan Kevin Keegan
Roger Hunt Billy Liddell Ian St John (sub)
Click on their pictures to view their profile at LFChistory.net.
"It was a very physical first half and some of the Real Madrid tackling was outrageous, to say the least. But at the same time they had players of real quality. We started quite well but we were upset, probably, by some of the tackles. It was a triumph for our character once again. We started with three players - Dalglish, Thompson and Alan Kennedy - short of match practice, and Souness was hurt shortly after the kick-off. I'm sure Real didn't begrudge us our victory. I was so proud to be the manager of the first British club to win the European Cup three times."
Bob Paisley on the Liverpool's third European Cup victory